Hidden Overwatch Numbani ambush spot lets heroes attack from the trees - Dexerto
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Hidden Overwatch Numbani ambush spot lets heroes attack from the trees

Published: 20/Aug/2020 0:24

by Michael Gwilliam

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Using the high ground to your advantage is key to being successful and winning in Overwatch. Pro teams understand this and often rotate and position themselves to give themselves better opportunities to win, but sometimes, this can be used against them.

In an August 15 Overwatch League match, the Seoul Dynasty took on the New York Excelsior. With Seoul already winning 1-0 in the series, it was New York’s turn to attack on Numbani.

After NYXL managed to take over the high ground by rotating as a team from past the point and through the building, they didn’t notice a support hero hiding in the trees.

Seung-tae ‘Bdosin’ Choi had carefully positioned himself in the tree overlooking the high ground. Amusingly, no one from New York seemed to notice this as they completely ignored the Ana player.

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It’s unlikely anyone will see this attack angle coming.

As a result of Bdosin’s sneaky tree ambush, he was able to land an extremely fat Biotic Grenade onto the New York tanks, preventing them from getting any healing.

Even though both the D.Va and Reinhardt players were weak and unable to be healed up for a few seconds, the Dynasty were unable to capitalize on the opportunity.

This was in part due to the smart play of Hae-seong ‘Libero’ Kim who didn’t join his team on the other side of the high ground and instead was able to go on a nasty flank. After he caught the Ashe and Mercy off guard, the rest of Seoul fell. (Timestamp 28:20)

That all said, the creative tree angle was extremely unique. So much so in fact, that it nearly worked out in Seoul’s favor. They would go on to get the last laugh, though. They would win Numbani by a score of 3-2 and the series, sweeping New York with ease 3-0.

Next time you’re in a game on Numbani, remember this neat spot and maybe you could make a big play that leads your team to victory.

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New OWL season 4 start date may hint at Overwatch 2 release window

Published: 23/Nov/2020 20:48

by Michael Gwilliam

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In a new video, Overwatch League Vice President Jon Spector revealed that the fourth season of OWL will be beginning a bit later than normal, possibly hinting at a release of the game’s sequel.

Overwatch 2 was first announced at BlizzCon 2019 and since then fans have really been in the dark with the devs refusing to release any new information.

With the Overwatch League gearing up for its fourth season, fans have grown accustomed to seasons beginning in January or February, but that all changes going forward.

According to Jon Spector, the fourth season will be kicking off in the spring. While he chalked this up to the global health crisis, it’s also possible that Overwatch 2 could be influencing the decision a little bit as well.

Lucio in Overwatch 2
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Overwatch 2 will have a full campaign.

“Our 2021 season will start in the spring. That gives us a little more time to plan versus when we typically started in February,” he said. “It gives us and the teams a little bit more of an opportunity to deal with all the logistics and be ready to hit 2021 running when the season begins.”

With BlizzCon 2020 scrapped and moved to an online event in February, many fans believe that this will be where Blizzard shows off more from the long-awaited sequel including a release date.

Overwatch community figure Naeri tweeted, “The 2021 Overwatch League is officially set to be back in the spring. Therefore, it seems that you can check the exact release of Overwatch 2 on BlizzConline 2021.”

This isn’t the only evidence either. As Dexerto previously reported, streamer Metro, who leaked information about the sequel before it was made official claimed that the game will most likely be getting a beta if not a full release in 2021.

It would make sense that the league would want teams and players to be familiar with everything Overwatch 2 has to offer such as new heroes, maps and modes before the season begins.

Furthermore, there have been some rumors that season 4 will have a pre-season. This seems like another indicator that we’ll be looking at a completely new game.

Until then, we’ll have to keep our eyes open and see what the future holds once BlizzCon kicks off in February.